Patio doors extend your living space to the outdoors by making your deck, patio or backyard another wing within your home. Fill your living room or kitchen with natural light while adding an easily accessible source of fresh air. Here is an overview of the popular patio door styles we offer and why you may prefer one over another.

Wood sliding patio doors opening onto beautiful 2nd storey deck with breathtaking view.

Wood sliding patio doors.

Sliding

Sliding patio doors typically have one sliding panel and one stationary panel. These doors allow for an abundance of natural light and are easy to operate and maintain. They are also excellent space savers. The panels slide parallel to the wall so you don’t have to worry about them bumping into furniture or interfering with walking space. This makes them ideal for connecting crowded living rooms to narrow decks or balconies.

Swinging

Swinging patio doors have a classic style that works well with a number of traditional or contemporary home designs. Hinged on the side of the frame, the panels swing open and closed much like a standard entry door. Bridge the gap between your interior living space and the outdoors with a swinging patio door.

Folding

A folding patio door opens and closes like an accordion, offering a convenient operating function for your patio or porch. When it comes to picking out your patio door, there are several different configuration options worth considering. Available in 2-panel, 3-panel or 4-panel, the width of your patio door entrance becomes your choice. For this reason, folding patio doors work well where you require a wide opening.

A backyard folding mesa red patio door

4-panel Wood folding patio doors.

To learn more about our diverse patio door lineup, go to http://en.jeld-wen.ca/

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